Baryonic Dark Matter

  • D. Lynden-Bell
  • G. Gilmore

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 306)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 1-6
  3. M. E. Bailey
    Pages 7-35
  4. Scott Tremaine
    Pages 37-65
  5. Lorne A. Nelson
    Pages 67-85
  6. Volker Weidemann
    Pages 87-101
  7. M. D. Weinberg
    Pages 117-136
  8. Gerard Gilmore
    Pages 137-157
  9. Stefano Casertano, Tjeerd S. van Albada
    Pages 159-177
  10. Wallace L. W. Sargent, Charles C. Steidel
    Pages 223-235
  11. William A. Fowler
    Pages 257-264
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 295-298

About this book


The visible universe is a small perturbation on the material universe. Zwicky and Sinclair Smith in the 1930s gave evidence of invisible mass in the Coma and Virgo Clusters of Galaxies. Better optical data has only served to confound their critics and the X-ray data confirms that the gravitational potentials are many times larger than those predicted on the basis of the observed stars. Dynamical analyses of individual galaxies have found that significant extra mass is needed to explain their rotational velocities. On much larger scales, tens of megaparsecs, there is suggestive evidence that there is even more mass per unit luminosity. What is this non-luminous stuff of which the universe is made'? How much of it is there? Need there be only one kind of stuff? There are three basic possi bili ties:- all of it is ordinary (baryonic) matter, all of it is some other kind of (non-baryonic) matter, or some of it is baryonic and some is non-baryonic.


Dark matter Gravity Universe black hole black holes cosmic microwave background galaxies gravitation neutron star solar system

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Lynden-Bell
    • 1
  • G. Gilmore
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Astronomy & Clare CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Institute of Astronomy & King’s CollegeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6742-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0565-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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